World Premieres Film Festival (WPFF) 2016 to Debut Yen’s Life at Uptown Cinemas

Uptown Cinemas kicks off the 3rd annual World Premieres Film Festival at Uptown Mall with an exclusive Gala Premiere of the Main Competition entry, Yen’s Life at Uptown Cinema 1, on June 30, 7:30 PM.

Yen's Life

The event will be attended by acclaimed foreign directors including the international jury which will be judging for the WPFF’s prestigious awards such as the Grand Festival Prize and Grand Jury Prize. The exclusive gala will be followed by a Q&A with the film’s award-winning Vietnamese director Dinh Tuan Vu.

The World Premieres Film Festival is an international celebration of film in cooperation with the Film Development Council of the Philippines, the Cinematheque Centre Manila and the Embassies of participating countries where over 60 international films will be showcased at the country’s top cinema venues including Uptown Mall from June 30 to July 10. The festival will be open to the public for a ticket price of P100 at Uptown Cinema 4.

Only 5 films including Yen’s Life are selected to compete in the festival’s Main Competition section. Yen’s Life is a Vietnamese entry, and tells the story of a young Vietnamese woman who, because of a family arrangement, was married off at the tender age of 10.

The World Premieres Film Festival is a grand international affair that celebrates the wonder of film and the human experience as seen by diverse cultures of the world. The event is also a platform for international and local filmmaking talent to elevate their craft and to reach a wider global audience.

Participating countries will each premiere a new film that has yet to be screened elsewhere highlighted in the festival’s many categories. Audiences will be treated to film entries from all around the world in the Main Competition.

Asean Skies


Featured films from ASEAN member states will be screened at the ASEAN Skies section, and narratives of non-ASEAN member states in the Intercontinental section. The WPFF will also present works that take a look in into contemporary cinemas of featured countries, Vietnam, Russia and China.

Experience the World Premieres Film Festival at Uptown Cinemas, one of the country newest and premiere theatres featuring groundbreaking technology and top quality facilities such as the 84-seater VIP Cinema with luxurious reclining seats and free popcorn with drinks.

Uptown Cinemas also goes above and beyond in giving cinema goers their movies on demand with 24-hour screenings every Fridays and Saturdays. Uptown Cinemas also has a dedicated online ticketing service, at where audiences can see live updates on the WPFF schedule as well as regular screening times.


Enjoy a world class cinematic experience at the country’s premiere cinemas located at Uptown Mall, 36th St. cor. 9th Ave. Uptown Bonifacio in Fort Bonifacio.  For more information, please call the Uptown Cinemas hotline at 869-9029. For other inquiries on Uptown Mall please contact the Megaworld Lifestyle Malls Concierge at 709-9888, 709-0888, 0917-8380111 or visit

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